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Pão de Açucar (Sugarloaf) in Rio de Janeiro

By Lacy Edney, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Pão de Açucar (The Sugarloaf) sits impressively between the ocean and the riveting landscape that makes up Rio de Janeiro. One hundred years after its cable car inauguration in 1912, locals and tourists alike still marvel at its unique beauty and spectacular vantage point of the Cidade Maravilhosa.

In 1912, the building a cable car system to reach the top of the Sugarloaf was only the third of its kind in the world. This was perhaps the beginning of Rio de Janeiro’s publicity efforts as a tourist destination . . .

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